About Altaf

Altaf is a retired Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and has held a number of distinguished clinical posts in Wales and beyond. He has been a fellow of the International College of Surgeons since 1987 and of the British Orthopaedic Association in the UK since 1985. Since 2002, he has also been a Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff.

Altaf served as a Supervisor in Research and Development at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil between 2005 and 2009, where he was also Lead Clinician on the Steering Group for the implementation of NICE Guidelines, and for Clinical Audit and Effectiveness.

He continues to tutor in Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a number of editorial posts which enable him to help shape and direct future research in this branch of medicine.

Altaf has a distinguished research record and is credited with the development of a number of new surgical techniques. He has contributed numerous articles to an array of international journals and has received global recognition for his achievements. He is a recipient of the Best Practice Team Award 2007, the Glory of India Award 2008 and has been featured in “Who’s Who in the World” between 2009 and 2014, as well as featuring regularly in "Who's Who in Science and Engineering".

In addition to his work as an Assembly Member for South Wales West, Altaf serves as a Community Councillor in Penyfai and has been a member of the board of The Welsh Conservative Party, serving as Area Chairman for South Wales West.  He is a governer of St. Robert's Catholic School in Aberkenfig.  

In his spare time, Altaf enjoys playing Golf, reading and keeping fit. He is married to Khalida, who worked as a GP in South Wales before her retirement.